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Elementary Wiring Question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Bobby B, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Bobby B

    Bobby B

    Jul 24, 2009
    Dallas, Tx
    I replaced the stock Jackson pickups in my Charvel 3B with EMG's. It's a P-J configuration that used to have a volume knob, 2 tone knobs and a 3 pos switch, but now has 2 volumes, a tone, and no switch. I've found that where I once used the volume to cut the sound off when needed, now I have a sound mix for different songs and if I need to cut off the sound completely, I have 2 knobs to adjust and it's a pain. Sooo... I'd like to use the switch as a simple on/off with the far right selection being off and the center and left selection being on. My intention was to put the switch in between the output jack and the ground wire to the tone pot.

    This is the switch.


    What do I wire where to accomplish this?

  2. You are talking about a simple killswitch, right?

    All you need to do is connect the signal that is going to the output jack to the center terminal, and then connect either side of the switch to ground.

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